TOWSON, Md. – On Saturday, September 15, Towson Athletics will proudly present its “Hometown Heroes Day” during the 2012 Towson Football Home Opener against William & Mary.
Members from the Maryland National Guard, Wounded Warrior Project, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, Towson University Veterans Services, Fort Meade, and Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments will participate in a special pre-game ceremony honoring America.
Prior to the National Anthem being sung, members from the participating organizations and departments will walk out onto the field holding a piece of American History; the National 9/11 Flag. Found in the aftermath of World Trade Center attacks on September 11, the National 9/11 Flag has been experienced by over 300 million Americans. The flag has been on a journey across America, stopping in each of the fifty states to be stitched back together by local heroes.
The National 9/11 Flag is steeped in history stemming out of the tragic 9/11 attacks. It has been stitched by survivors of the 2009 shooting at Ft. Hood in Texas, by World War II veterans on the deck of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, and by the family of Martin Luther King, Jr. It has also been stitched by Members of Congress and by thousands of everyday service heroes nationwide. Recently, a piece of the flag that Abraham Lincoln was laid to rest on was stitched into the fabric of this truly meaningful flag.
When present on the field, the National 9/11 Flag will be accompanied with the singing of our National Anthem by service members from Fort Meade.
At the conclusion of the pre-game ceremony, the National 9/11 Flag will be on display on the South Concourse located inside Unitas Stadium. Fans will also have the opportunity to view and take photos near a Turtle Top Humvee, provided by the Maryland National Guard, and an antique fire truck, provided by the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department.
Tickets to the home opener as well as all other regular season Towson Football games can be purchased on TowsonTigers.com or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-855-TU-TIGER.